Mrs. Ida Belle McNeill Brown, 81, of Jefferson, N.C., died on Monday, January 21, 2019, at her home.

Donald Victor Schuster, 91, of Jefferson, N.C., died Sunday morning, January 20, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Herbert Curtis Taylor, 89, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Wilkes Senior Village.

Mr. Bennie Leonard Sheets, 88 of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Wednesday morning, January 16, 2018, at Forest Ridge Assisted Living.

Buford Stanley Wilson Jr., 72, of West Jefferson, N.C., died Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Janet Faye Marsh Zeller, 70, of Glendale Springs, N.C., died Monday, January 14, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center.

Beloved mother, Jacqueline (Jackie) Bennett Fisher, of Lansing, N.C., passed away peacefully at Novant Health Huntersville on Sunday, January 13th surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Ina Ruth Phillips East, 100, of Ashe County, N.C., passed away Saturday morning, January 12, 2019, at Forest Ridge Assisted Living.

Michael Shane Harless, 59 of West Jefferson, N.C., died on Friday, January 4, 2019 at his home in Statesville.

Mrs. Kathleen Woodie Hege, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at White Oak Manor, Rock Hill, S.C.

Mrs. Mattie Jones Cooper, 89, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away Saturday morning, January 5, 2019, at Margate Health and Rehab Center.

Mr. George Edwin Houck, better known as Edwin, 89, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019, at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Audra Irene Powers, better known as Irene, 90, of Jefferson, N.C., died on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem.

Hubert Max Preston, 85, died on December 29th at Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Diana Bare Goodman,60, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 24, 2018.

Mrs. Shirley Ann Shaw Howell, 81, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Thursday morning, December 27, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Wilkesboro, N.C.

Mr. Carl Dean Boggs, 60 of Wilkesboro, N.C., passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home.

Mrs. Mary Anne Fairchild Hartzog, 86 of Wilkesboro, N.C., passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at her home in the Champion-Mt. Pleasant Community.

Willis Glenn Price, 83, of Valdosta passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at South Georgia Medical Center.

Clarence Lee Hardison, Sr., 83, of Jefferson, N.C., (formerly from Newport and Kinston, N.C.,) passed away peacefully at his home, Saturday morning, December 15, 2018.

Mrs. Hassie Lewis Hicks, 96, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

James Jehu “Hugh” Blevins, 89, of Sparta, N.C., formerly of Ashe County, N.C., died on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Mr. William Robert Hartsoe, better known as “Bob”, 74, of Sparta, N.C., formerly of Creston, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at his home.

Dr. Ronnie Alan Manchette, 72, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Thursday morning, December 13, 2018, at Margate Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Eula Ruth Russ Osborne, 94 of Creston, N.C., died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Margate Health and Rehab.

Mr. James Michael Richardson, better known as “Mike”, 66, of Lansing, N.C., died Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Forsyth Medical Center.

Mr. Fred Steven Mash, 57, of North Wilkesboro, N.C., passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Mrs. Shirley Jean McNeill Combs, 61, of Crumpler, N.C., died Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Foley Center in Blowing Rock.

Thomas Warren Ring (Tom), 93, departed this earth to be with his savior on December 6, 2018.

On November 29, 2018, a great man, Robert Christoff, bid his loved ones goodbye, to continue on the next chapter of his spiritual journey.

Mr. Harold “Hal” Gould Garwood, 67, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Gateway Rehabilitation & Healthcare.

Carolyn Edmondson Colvard, 76, of West Jefferson, N.C., died Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Duke Medical Center, Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

Mrs. Sandra Marie Beswick (nee Slusher), 81, of West Jefferson, N.C., formerly of Florida, passed away Thursday night, November 29th, 2018 after a short illness.

Mrs. Joanne Hartsoe Kemp, better known as Joanne, 81, of Warrensville, N.C., passed away Tuesday morning, November 20, 2018, at NC Baptist Hospital.

Max Gardner Pennell, 88, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away at Johnson City VA Medical Center on November 24, 2018.

Floyd John Walcher, 91, formerly of Salisbury, N.C., passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, in Richmond, VA.

Cleta Barker Hamm, 78, of Roaring River, N.C., formerly of Ashe County, died on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Curis Health Care in Wilkesboro, N.C.

Lessie Perry, 94, of Delray, W.V., died on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA.

Mr. Ronald Keith Vannoy, better known as Ron, 62, of Jefferson, N.C., died on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Arlene Paisley Woodie, 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior forever, Friday, November 16, 2018, in Hendersonville, N.C.

Virginia Williams Sexton, 82, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Margate Health and Rehab.

Mr. Mark Anthony Miller, 52, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Thursday morning, November 15, 2018, at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Abner Blythe Fortner Jr., 88 of Jefferson died Monday, October 15, 2018 at Margate Health and Rehab. Center.

Mrs. Joann Brown Sexton, 82, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018, at her home.

Mr. Carl D. Tuttle, 80, of Tuttle Road, Fleetwood, N.C., passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his home.

Mrs. Rose Mary Eldreth Phipps, 82, of Crumpler, N.C., passed away Sunday morning, November 4, 2018, at her residence.

William Larry Phipps of Angier, N.C., formerly of Ashe County, N.C., passed away November 2, 2018.

Mr. Richard Irvin Legros, 87, better known as Dick, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Wednesday night, October 31, 2018 at NC Baptist Hospital.